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Ministry of Women’s Affairs

Ministry of Women’s Affairs and National Bank of Cambodia receive the Global Summit of Women 2024 Roundtable Ministerial Award

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the National Bank of Cambodia have received the Global Summit of Women 2024 Roundtable Ministerial Award on “projects that have a positive impact on women and girls” through the use of the payment system “Bakong” from the World Women’s ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501487559/ministry-of-womens-affairs-and-national-bank-of-cambodia-receive-the-global-summit-of-women-2024-roundtable-ministerial-award/

Ministry launches Neary Rattanak plan for next five years

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs has officially launched the sixth edition of the “Neary Rattanak Strategic Plan (2024-2028)” yesterday to promote gender equality and empower women in line with the government’s Pentagonal Strategy. ...

Nop Sreymao
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501469701/ministry-launches-neary-rattanak-plan-for-next-five-years/

Ministries urged to address gender gaps in digital sector

Prime Minister Hun Manet urged the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to work with relevant ministries and institutions to address the gender gap in the digital sector, especially to increase the participation of women and girls in the use of digital technology, and Science, Technology, Engineering, ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501421856/ministries-urged-to-address-gender-gaps-in-digital-sector/

Social media content creators must respect the laws and cultural value

All social media content creators must respect the laws and the cultural value, said Prime Minister Hun Manet at the closing ceremony of the annual meeting of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs here yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501422039/social-media-content-creators-must-respect-the-laws-and-cultural-value/

Inclusive Digital Enhancement to Develop Family Economy and Women Business

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs has convened a workshop on “Understanding Inclusive Financial and Digital Enhancement” under a project of “Expansion of Opportunities for Rural Women in the Financial and Digital Sector.” ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501412418/inclusive-digital-enhancement-to-develop-family-economy-and-women-business/

Turkish government donates 150 bicycles to poor students in Kampong Chhnang

The Kampong Chhnang Provincial Governor, Sun Sovannarith, expressed his deep gratitude to the Turkish government and people for their generous donation of 150 bicycles distributed among underprivileged students in the province. The bicycles were received on October 18th. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501378856/turkish-government-donates-150-bicycles-to-poor-students-in-kampong-chhnang/

New PM proposes daycare centres and schools for factories

Prime Minister Hun Manet is urging stakeholders to plan and establish onsite community daycare centres, schools and cafeterias so the children of factory workers can receive care services and enjoy the opportunity to learn. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501351233/new-pm-proposes-daycare-centres-and-schools-for-factories/

Women’s Affairs Ministry and partners work to improve women’s financial inclusion

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs in collaboration with the Women’s World Banking organized here on Aug. 10 a workshop on “Establishing the Foundation Blocks: Accelerating the Expansion of Women’s Financial Inclusion in Cambodia”. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501341451/womens-affairs-ministry-and-partners-work-to-improve-womens-financial-inclusion/

UK pledges aid for women’s empowerment, education

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the UK embassy in Phnom Penh have agreed to work together on women’s empowerment, women’s education and ending violence against women and girls. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/uk-pledges-aid-womens-empowerment-education

Women’s affairs ministry urges end to ‘misogynistic language’

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs expressed its dismay regarding the use of inappropriate and immoral language on social media by a small number of individuals. It considered these acts as having damaged the honour and dignity of Cambodian women as well as being detrimental to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/womens-affairs-ministry-urges-end-misogynistic-language

Gender inequality in remote areas needs to be addressed

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs and NGOs are voicing concerns about the need to improve gender equality in remote areas among youngsters. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501214941/gender-inequality-in-remote-areas-needs-to-be-addressed/

Plans to empower women in work

Oxfam Cambodia and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs have united to identify women’s needs in order to integrate family care and social safety, with the goal of empowering women in their occupations. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/plans-to-empower-women-in-work

Gender mainstreaming for women’s economic empowerment promoted

Cambodia’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held here at Phnom Penh Hotel on August 29 the 5th Fifth Meeting of Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) for the Project on Gender Mainstreaming for Women’s Economic Empowerment (PGM-WEE). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501142210/gender-mainstreaming-for-womens-economic-empowerment-promoted/

Ministry Of Women’s Affairs, NBC and Visa celebrate completion of partnership on Promoting Financial Literacy for women and women entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), and Visa, have completed their year-long program “Promoting Financial Literacy for Women and Women Entrepreneurs”, helping to improve financial literacy and economically empower nearly 10,000 women, entrepreneurs and students across Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501039029/ministry-of-womens-affairs-nbc-and-visa-celebrate-completion-of-partnership-on-promoting-financial-literacy-for-women-and-women-entrepreneurs/

Ministry to study Licadho report on rape by relatives cases

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs yesterday said it is studying a Licadho report that found that nearly one in three cases of rape or attempted rape of a woman were perpetrated by a relative of the victim. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50793601/ministry-to-study-licadho-report-on-rape-by-relatives-cases/

Ministry supports ‘sexy’ ban

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs plans to form an inter-ministerial working group soon to monitor, disseminate, educate and take action against those who spread and share pornographic pictures or videos on social media. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-supports-sexy-ban

Government committed to meeting global goal to empower women

The government yesterday expressed its commitment to reduce gender-based violence, eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and girls and provide effective reproductive health services in line with the action plan of the International Conference on Population and Development. The commitment was made during the National ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50651593/government-committed-to-meeting-global-goal-to-empower-women/

Nokor Tep women’s hospital launched in Phnom Penh

The Women’s Affairs Ministry last week launched the Nokor Tep hospital in Dangkor district in a bid to provide female reproductive services to those less fortunate. Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi said the hospital’s first task is to secure equipment and human resources. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589884/nokor-tep-womens-hospital-launched-in-phnom-penh/

$1M for women in politics project

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided more than $1 million to a Collective Action to Support Women’s Rights (CASWR) project to promote the leadership and engagement of women in politics. The CASWR initiative is a 32-month project designed to advance meaningful representation ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/1m-women-politics-project

Officials note rise in number of female civil servants

Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi and National Assembly president Heng Samrin yesterday highlighted an increase in the number of women who are working in the public sector during a celebration to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day on Friday. Ms Kantha Phavi said females accounted ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50583890/officials-note-rise-in-number-of-female-civil-servants/

NGOs draft petition to improve women’s rights

As International Women’s Day approaches, 12 organisations have finished drafting a petition calling on the government to continue to address challenges women are facing, including violence, inequality and poverty. The 12 organisations include the Centre for Alliance of Labour and Human Rights, Coalition of Cambodian ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50583888/ngos-draft-petition-to-improve-womens-rights/

Surrogacy law progresses

Interior Minister Sar Kheng is monitoring the progress of a draft law aimed at addressing the problem of surrogacy in the Kingdom, which is now being debated at the inter-ministerial level. Mr Kheng on Tuesday evening briefed Donica Pottie, Canada’s Ambassador to the Kingdom, on the ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50553934/surrogacy-law-progresses/

Women’s minister criticised after failing to name a female journalist

Minister of Women’s Affairs Ing Kantha Phavi’s admission last week that she was unable to name a Cambodian woman journalist sparked a minor controversy on social media, with current and former journalists taking to social media to criticise her remarks. ...

Yesenia Amaro
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/womens-minister-criticised-after-failing-name-female-journalist

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